Last year, when my son had not yet started school we used to wander around looking for “adventures, or at least new things to see and do.”
I am almost ashamed to admit this, but I took him to Dogfish Head Brewery in Milton. Yup, I am a bad mommy. I took my son to a brewery. Ah, but wait. This is not just any brewery. This is Dogfish Head, and this place is cool. Believe it or not, it is even kid friendly, just don’t take them inside.
We did not go on the tour of the brewery for obvious reasons, but we did not need to. There was plenty to do outside. Dogfish is tucked away off Chestnut Street in Milton in Cannery Village Center. It is hidden off the main street that runs through Milton and it is tucked back near trees.
When you pull up, don’t expect some big old ugly factory. This is Dogfish. They do things a bit differently. You first notice the Dogfish shark made out of rusted metal. It looks like a cutout. Then you see the big huge green silos, and this treehouse made of twisted metal. My son really, really wanted to go up there. Sorry, that is not allowed. It is still pretty neat to look at.
A food truck called Bunyan’s Lunchbox is parked on the side of the building. It serves up food that pairs well with beer. Go figure. You get can a bag of peanuts for $1, Joe’s chips for $2, Vegetarian Chili for $4. They offer pulled pork sandwiches, a Ruben and grilled cheese. All of the sandwiches are less than $10. It is actually a pretty good deal. The lunch truck is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
In the courtyard, next to the food truck, are picnic tables, corn hole, and a bocce ball court. My son and I played some rounds of corn hole. It actually was our first introduction to this very fun game. (We are now the owners of a corn hole set.)
We also played some bocce ball, too. We didn’t really follow the rules, but it was a lot of fun.
If you have kids, sitting outside playing a round of corn hole and eating grilled cheese sandwiches is actually quite pleasant and not a bad way to spend the afternoon.
If you go Dogfish Head after 3 p.m., but before 6 p.m. on a Friday during the summer season, you can also hit the Milton Farmers’ Market. The Farmers’ Market is held at Dogfish’s parking lot. The market features live music. Live music is pretty big on Delmarva. Want to know who is playing? Click here. The farmers market also has a lot of good food, and of course, fresh fruits and vegetables. Want to see who has a stand? Click here